Ms. Stevens concentrates her practice in commercial real estate, land use and zoning, business law, nonprofit organizations and employment law.

Ms. Stevens represents individuals and companies in the acquisition, sale, leasing, management, permitting, construction and financing of commercial and residential properties. As part of her general business practice, Ms. Stevens advises closely held and family owned companies at all stages of the business life cycle. Helping business owners make better decisions and manage risk, Ms. Stevens partners with clients to select the correct form of business entity, draft ownership control documents such as shareholder agreements, review and negotiate contracts, establish employment practices and documents, obtain financing, acquire and sell business assets, purchase, sell or lease commercial real estate, and establish succession plans and exit strategies. Ms. Stevens also advises a broad range of nonprofit organizations. Her  work with these organizations includes advising them on formation issues, board governance, the application for tax exempt status and the applicability of federal regulations.

In her prior work as General Counsel for a family owned real estate management and development company, Ms. Stevens had strategic oversight for all legal matters impacting the company and its managed properties. In this role, Ms. Stevens successfully negotiated numerous leases with national big box retailers, completed multi-million dollar financing transactions, and managed numerous litigation and arbitration matters. As a trusted member of the management team, Ms. Stevens helped achieve the highly successful redevelopment and sale of multiple shopping centers, including a 50 acre retail power center, one of the largest in New England.

Attorney Stevens was named a 2019 Top Women of Law. She teaches in the Graduate and Professional Studies Program at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and has taught courses in Business Law and Contracts/Commercial Law at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. Attorney Stevens frequently lectures on topics of business and employment law. She is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce, and she is the co-Founder and co-Chair of the Corridor 9/495 Chamber Business Forward Females Networking Group. She is also a Director of Play It Forward Sport Foundation, Inc.

Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 1990
  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. – 1990
  • Columbia University
    • Ed.M – 1990
    • Major: Law and Educational Institutions
  • Boston University
    • B.A. – 1985
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Psychology
  • National Business Institute, Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish
  • Clark Small Business Development Center, Human Resources: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
  • Woostapreneurs Forum, Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Startup Businesses
  • Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Seminar, Contracts For the Life of Your Business and the Business of Your Life
Honors and Awards
  • Center for Women & Enterprise, Inc., Volunteer of the Year, 2016
  • Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Award, 2015
  • Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, 2019 BFF Leadership Award
  • Top Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Worcester County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Women Lawyers Section
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association
  • Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Past Employment Positions
  • Anna Maria College, Adjunct Professor
Pro Bono Activities
  • Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Business Forward Females
  • Center for Women & Enterprise, Volunteer Consultant and Course Instructor
  • Play It Forward Sport Foundation, Inc., Director
  • Holden Cultural Council
  • Resolve of New England, Board President and Director
  • Camp Fire Council of Central Massachusetts, Board Vice President and Director
Ancillary Businesses
  • Assumption College; Adjunct Instructor; 2016 to present
  • Boston University, Residence Hall Director
  • Roundtable 4 Women, Partner